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Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Abidjan - Ireland's former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said.

Switzerland grapples with its own 'George Floyd' case

Geneva - George Floyd's shocking death in police custody in the US has sparked belated soul-searching in Switzerland over the death of a Nigerian man two years ago in Lausanne in seemingly similar circumstances.

Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

Kano - The death toll from an attack by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69, security sources and residents said Wednesday.

Jihadist attack leaves 59 dead in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Fighters from an IS-linked jihadist group on Tuesday killed 59 people in a raid on a herding village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local militia members and residents told AFP.

Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks

Kano - Gunmen on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, as the authorities struggle to curb the violence.

Gunmen kill dozens in northwest Nigeria attacks

Kano - Armed criminals on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive northwest of Nigeria, medics and residents said.

Nigeria oil industry scrambles as price fall slams economy

Lagos - The collapse in oil prices linked to the coronavirus crisis has seen Nigeria's revenues from crude dry up and left Africa's largest economy more threatened than ever by its dependence on black gold.

'Today is wonderful': Relief in Lagos as lockdown ends

Lagos - Africa's biggest city, Lagos, got back to work on Monday at the end of a five-week coronavirus lockdown.

Legendary drummer and afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen dies

Paris - Legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, who created afrobeat along with his old bandmate Fela Kuti, died suddenly at the age of 79 in Paris on Thursday, his manager told AFP.

Virus fear stalks Nigeria displaced camps

Maiduguri - Men and women cluster around plastic wash basins hastily set up outside one of northeast Nigeria's sprawling displaced persons’ camps, lathering their hands with soap under the gaze of security personnel.

Nigeria virus lockdown pushes Lagos poor to the brink

Lagos - A large crowd jostled and cheered in the poor district of Alimosho in Nigeria's megacity Lagos as the doors of a lorry swung open to reveal hundreds of sacks of food.

Nigeria orders lockdown in Lagos, Abuja over virus

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the "cessation of all movements" for two weeks in the largest city Lagos and capital Abuja to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Jihadist ambush kills at least 70 Nigerian soldiers

Kano - At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast, military and security sources said on Tuesday.

Nigeria gas explosion kills at least 15: emergency services

Lagos - A gas explosion in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Sunday killed at least 15 people, injured many more and destroyed around 50 buildings, emergency services said.Houses, lorries, cars and motorbikes were torched in the blast.

Emir's fall shows limits for Nigerian traditional rulers

- An outspoken ruler mired in conflicts is ousted without warning from his palace and banished under armed guard into an uncertain exile beyond the borders of his realm.

Nigeria braces as coronavirus arrives in megacity Lagos

Lagos - Residents of Nigeria's economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products Friday, after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nigeria confirms coronavirus case, first in sub-Saharan Africa

Lagos - Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.

More Cameroonians enter Nigeria to flee violence: UN

Geneva - Almost 8,000 people have fled into Nigeria from Cameroon in the past two weeks to escape clashes between the security forces and armed separatists, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.

Jihadists kill, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri - Jihadists killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday.

Motorcycle taxi ban brings Lagos to a halt

Lagos - Even before a sudden controversial ban on motorcycle taxis and tricycles in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, crippling traffic jams were a daily ordeal for its more than 20 million inhabitants.

US, Nigeria hope to resolve visa row soon

Washington - The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa's most populous country, which said it was "blindsided" by its ally.

Nigeria to receive $308m stolen by ex-dictator: US

Washington - Nigeria is set to receive around $308 million seized from former military dictator Sani Abacha under a deal backed by the United States and the island of Jersey, US prosecutors said Monday.

White House imposes immigration restrictions on six more nations

Washington - US President Donald Trump has imposed immigration restrictions on people from six more countries, triggering claims from rights groups that he is expanding a controversial policy dubbed the “Muslim ban."

Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

Maiduguri - The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint.

Four Chinese sailors kidnapped in Gabon are free

Lagos - Four Chinese sailors who were kidnapped last month in the port of Libreville, the capital of Gabon, have been released, the Chinese consulate in Lagos said.

Peace talks bring fragile truce in Nigeria 'bandit' conflict

Anka - Haruna Hasaman knew she only had moments to get away when the roar of motorbikes ruptured the quiet of her village in Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria.She scrambled for her five children and fled just as the gunmen screeched in and opened fire.

Clashes over garrison town kill 3 Nigerian soldiers

Kano - Three soldiers have been killed in intense fighting between Nigeria's army and jihadists over a key northeastern garrison town, a security source said Wednesday.

Nigeria frees former top official accused of graft

Abuja - Nigeria's former national defence advisor, who was arrested in 2015 for allegedly stealing $2 billion, has been freed from jail after several court rulings ordering his release, a security official said Wednesday.

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

Washington - The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.

In crime-hit Nigerian city, rape victims find their voice

Port Harcourt - "They forced their way in at around 2am. They raped us. And when they left, they stole our phones and money.
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